from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants of the family Theaceæ, closely related to Lasianthus and by some authors united with it.
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After Labor Day, dahlias and hydrangeas yield to fragrant white franklinia and the dramatic reds and yellows of changing leaves.
That orchid was eventually rediscovered, but other plants - including the ginkgo, the franklinia tree and the Central American shrub Deppea splendens - survive only in cultivation.